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Eine: Typographic Vandal

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Posted by Gavin Lucas, 5 September 2007, 12:27    Permalink    Comments (2)

Eine's street shutters

Many Londoners, particularly those who frequent Shoreditch and Old Street, will be familiar with the work of street artist Eine: his bright lettering adorns many a shop shutter - a project which originally started when he used four shop fronts on the Kingsland Road to spell out his name "Eine" - one letter per shutter. Since then the letters have become more anonymous and Eine has well and truly put bold, colourful typography onto the streets – not only of London – but Stockholm, Paris and also Newcastle...

Eine F

Eine's street shutter, M

Currently, Eine is showing a collection of type-based paintings in the Kemistry Gallery in Shoreditch, including a selection of new "concrete" paintings created specially for the show. Eine developed a special concrete formula which he covers canvases with before painting on - thus bringing the street into the gallery.

Eine canvases

Eine canvases

Neon canvases

Circus canvas

Eine – Vandal runs until 15 September at Kemistry Gallery, 43 Charlotte Street, London EC2A 3PD

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Thank you to Venetia Berry @ Kemistry Gallery for taking the images of Eine's shutters for this blog post


Anyone in the Newcastle area will surely recognise this guy's work all along Pink Lane - Newcastle's hatchery of new graphic talent.
2007-09-07 15:20:00

I always wondered what this was about in Newcastle, round Charlotte Square/Pink Lane....
2007-09-09 16:09:43

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